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SubjectRe: BUG-lockdep and freeze (was: Arrr! Linux 2.6.18)
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On Sat, 2006-09-30 at 21:20 +0200, Eric Rannaud wrote:
> Hello,
>
> On a 16-way Opteron (8 dual-core 880) with 8GB of RAM, vanilla 2.6.18
> crashes early on boot with a BUG.
>
> After many hours of git-bisecting, here is what I gathered.
>
> This box had a history of oopses which were not fully investigated in
> the past, with older FC4 kernels. We're now doing a more complete
> analysis of the problems, and we tried running 2.6.18 on it. The whole
> memory was tested with memtest86+.
>
> The first kernel known not to crash on boot was 2.6.15.4, and the
> first known to crash was 2.6.18.
>
> Two directions were taken during the git-bisection:
> - (1) BUG: message appears at some point (beginning of 2.6.18
> cycle), but the kernel does not crash and seems to run fine (well
> enough to compile a kernel with -j 32). This one could be triggered by
> a different bug than in (2), but since the message is similar I
> thought it might be a good idea to look at its origin as well.
> - (2) the kernel crashes very early on boot.
>
> (traces and hardware info below, config on the web:
> http://engm.ath.cx/kernel/config-60be6b9a41cb0da0df7a9f11486da56baebf04cd
> http://engm.ath.cx/kernel/config-d94a041519f3ab1ac023bf917619cd8c4a7d3c01
> http://engm.ath.cx/kernel/config-2.6.18
> )
>
>
> (1) is triggered by lockdep, and the BUG: is introduced by commit
> 60be6b9a41cb0da0df7a9f11486da56baebf04cd
> [PATCH] lockdep: annotate on-stack completions, Signed-off-by: Ingo Molnar.
> Before that commit, and since its introduction in Linus' tree, lockdep
> was giving a trace and a warning ("INFO: trying to register non-static
> key. the code is fine but needs lockdep annotation. turning off the
> locking correctness validator").
> The BUG can be seen in every kernel I have tested between
> 60be6b9a41cb0da0df7a9f11486da56baebf04cd and the first bad commit in

http://kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/akpm/patches/2.6/2.6.18/2.6.18-mm1/broken-out/slab-fix-lockdep-warnings.patch
http://kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/akpm/patches/2.6/2.6.18/2.6.18-mm1/broken-out/slab-fix-lockdep-warnings-fix.patch
http://kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/akpm/patches/2.6/2.6.18/2.6.18-mm1/broken-out/slab-fix-lockdep-warnings-fix-2.patch

Those should rid you off the trace seen under:

> ---- console for (1) without numa=noacpi
> Sep 30 15:54:06 liw64 kernel: =============================================
> Sep 30 15:54:06 liw64 kernel: [ INFO: possible recursive locking detected ]
> Sep 30 15:54:06 liw64 kernel: ---------------------------------------------
> Sep 30 15:54:06 liw64 kernel: swapper/1 is trying to acquire lock:
> Sep 30 15:54:06 liw64 kernel: (&nc->lock){....}, at:
> [<ffffffff8028a61a>] kmem_cache_free+0x15a/0x230
> Sep 30 15:54:06 liw64 kernel:
> Sep 30 15:54:06 liw64 kernel: but task is already holding lock:
> Sep 30 15:54:06 liw64 kernel: (&nc->lock){....}, at:
> [<ffffffff8028ad3a>] kfree+0x15a/0x240
> Sep 30 15:54:06 liw64 kernel:
> Sep 30 15:54:06 liw64 kernel: other info that might help us debug this:
> Sep 30 15:54:06 liw64 kernel: 2 locks held by swapper/1:
> Sep 30 15:54:06 liw64 kernel: #0: (&nc->lock){....}, at: [<ffffffff8028ad3a>]
> kfree+0x15a/0x240
> Sep 30 15:54:06 liw64 kernel: #1: (&parent->list_lock){....}, at:
> [<ffffffff8028a995>] __drain_alien_cache+0x45/0xa0
> Sep 30 15:54:06 liw64 kernel:
> Sep 30 15:54:06 liw64 kernel: stack backtrace:
> Sep 30 15:54:06 liw64 kernel:
> Sep 30 15:54:06 liw64 kernel: Call Trace:
> Sep 30 15:54:06 liw64 kernel: [<ffffffff8020b1ce>] show_trace+0xae/0x280
> Sep 30 15:54:06 liw64 kernel: [<ffffffff8020b5e5>] dump_stack+0x15/0x20
> Sep 30 15:54:06 liw64 kernel: [<ffffffff8024e462>] __lock_acquire+0x8f2/0xcf0
> Sep 30 15:54:06 liw64 kernel: [<ffffffff8024ebeb>] lock_acquire+0x8b/0xc0
> Sep 30 15:54:06 liw64 kernel: [<ffffffff8049c415>] _spin_lock+0x25/0x40
> Sep 30 15:54:07 liw64 kernel: [<ffffffff8028a61a>] kmem_cache_free+0x15a/0x230
> Sep 30 15:54:07 liw64 kernel: [<ffffffff8028a7ab>] slab_destroy+0xbb/0xf0
> Sep 30 15:54:07 liw64 kernel: [<ffffffff8028a8f1>] free_block+0x111/0x170
> Sep 30 15:54:07 liw64 kernel: [<ffffffff8028a9be>]
> __drain_alien_cache+0x6e/0xa0
> Sep 30 15:54:07 liw64 kernel: [<ffffffff8028ad4f>] kfree+0x16f/0x240
> Sep 30 15:54:07 liw64 kernel: [<ffffffff8094d179>] free+0x9/0x10
> Sep 30 15:54:07 liw64 kernel: [<ffffffff8094d63e>] huft_free+0x1e/0x30
> Sep 30 15:54:07 liw64 kernel: [<ffffffff8094e808>] inflate_dynamic+0x4d8/0x610
> Sep 30 15:54:07 liw64 kernel: [<ffffffff8094ee3d>]
> unpack_to_rootfs+0x4ed/0x9c0Sep 30 15:54:07 liw64 kernel:
> [<ffffffff8094f3a9>] populate_rootfs+0x69/0x100
> Sep 30 15:54:07 liw64 kernel: [<ffffffff80207139>] init+0xd9/0x350
> Sep 30 15:54:07 liw64 kernel: [<ffffffff8020aa9e>] child_rip+0x8/0x12
> Sep 30 15:54:07 liw64 kernel: it is
> ----


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